Dillon, James Matthew

Tuesday, 11 March 1941

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 82 No. 3

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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - House Purchase Scheme.

Is it contemplated in connection with this scheme to invoke the assistance or co-operation of public utility societies or building societies in Great Britain who used to function here some years ago?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Petrol Supplies to Garages.

asked the Minister for Supplies whether any ration of petrol is available for garage proprietors wherewith to run in cars which they have repaired for customers.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Petrol for Commercial Travellers.

Is it not correct that certain commercial travellers have, in fact, received allocations of petrol?More Button

I do not know anything about commercial travellers who have private cars. I do know that some of them who have lorries going around distributing merchandise are getting petrol.More Button

And persons who are distributing goods, more or less as hawkers, are getting it. Travellers who are bringing around their merchandise and offering it to their customers out of the car are getting all...More Button

May I ask the Minister, in view of the concession made to a certain restricted class of travellers, would he consider, at least for the present, giving to such commercial travellers as are debarred by...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Controlling Prices of Commodities.

Is the Minister aware that I reported to his Department three months ago, on behalf of a countryman, a case of what appeared to be excessive overcharging in respect of a proprietary remedy and from th...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Shipping.

Is the Minister aware that it was recently alleged that the wharves at Holyhead and Birkenhead were piled high with merchandise consigned to Ireland, and that railway wagons were lying unused, because...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Imports of Coal.

How does the Minister expect the public to understand a rise of about 15/- a ton in the price of coal in the last few months, when the general presumption, according to Ministerial statements, is that...More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Supply of Seeds for Cottagers.

Has the Minister's attention been directed to the fact that there was a carry-over from last year of a certain amount of turnip and mangold seeds which, on test, proved to be below the minimum standar...More Button

I know of a cwt. of turnip seed which was carried over from last year, the germination of which would be from 74 to 76 per cent., which, in a normal year, would be much too low. Does the Department w...More Button

I agree.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Division of Tipperary Estate.

What does the Deputy expect the Minister to say—peccavi?More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Children's Programmes on Radio.

asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs whether he will place in the Oireachtas Library copies of each script employed by Radio Eireann for the Children's Hour.More Button

Is the Minister in a position to inform the House whether there is any co-ordination between his Department and that of the Minister for Education in determining whether such scripts as are available ...More Button

On the whole?More Button

Might I ask the Minister if the words “on the whole” were advisedly inserted, because I am not alleging that the entire text of every script is objectionable? What I am suggesting is that careful per...More Button

Did you look at them?More Button

You have not read the scripts?More Button

My suspicions are confirmed. I thought there was a nigger in this wood-pile. Now, will the Minister read the scripts?More Button


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